The Basic Food, Employment and Training program (BFET) provides access and services to food stamp recipients in Washington state. Services include job search and job search training, education and skills training, and support services to Basic Food recipients not participating in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
The BFET program, offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is a source of funds for state and local agencies. States administer the process through a designated BFET administrative agency. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the designated agency in Washington. All 34 community and technical colleges participate in the BFET program.
BFET Handbook and Reimbursement Form
- BFET Providers Handbook (revised April 2017)
- BFET Participant Reimbursement Form
BFET Application Guidelines and Documents
The following documents provide detailed information about how grant funds can be used, who can apply, the application process and deadlines.
- BFET Billing Roster Template
- Local Match Certification Form
- BFET Reutilized Funds Tracking Form [Excel]
Sample Individual Employment Plans (IEP)
College staff use the electronic Jobs Automated System (eJAS) — pronounced eJazz — to create employment-focused service plans, track work-based learning, document case notes, run reports and more.
Access to eJAS
College representatives must complete and submit the DSHS Non-Disclosure form.
eJAS password reset
Please provide your User ID when requesting a password reset.
eJAS technical assistanceFor technical assistance other than password resets, please email Mat Carlisle or call at 360-704-4341.
Workforce Education Summer Collaboration
Find out how Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, BFET, Opportunity Grant, financial aid, Basic Education for Adults, and Perkins worked together on student and staff success at the 2017 Workforce Education Summer Collaboration.
Join an eList
Get involved in conversations with your peers at other colleges. Join the BFET Mailman Mail-List.
Last Modified: 1/10/18 11:48 AM